Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Banksy's NYC Installation Examines Animals We Call Food

Banksy, mysterious UK artist extraordinaire, who's more well known for his satirical street art than anything has set up an animatronic installation in a shop front in New York City's West Village. Called "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill", the shop contains everything from chicken nuggets feeding from a disposable dipping sauce container, to fish sticks "swimming" in a fishbowl.

Located at No. 89, Seventh Avenue South in Greenwich Village (between West 4th and Bleeker), the "shop" is open for viewing daily from 10 am to midnight until October 31 (according to the website). The shop is staffed by actors playing the part of pet shop employees.

Here's a picture gallery featured on the Sky News website.

(Photo via The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill website)

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